Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Grilled Brats and Beer ..... Need Something For A Halloween Party Or A Tailgate Party Or How About Just Everyday?

Grilled Brats And Beer
We lived for many years near the Bratwurst Capitol Of the World which is the claim to fame of Bucyrus, Ohio. A large festival is held annually in July with concessions. It is an experience to see and smell the aroma coming from the vendors with their street side stands selling the Bratwurst and the thousands of people gathered for the celebration.
4 onions sliced in 1/2 inch rounds
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 12 ounce beers (Budweiser or Miller Genuine Draft)
2/3 cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
10 Bratwurst sausages
10 sub rolls or buns
Heat the grill on medium high for 15 minutes. Scrape and oil cooking grate. Brush onions with oil and season with pepper. Whisk beer, mustard. sugar, caraway and 1 teaspoon pepper in a 9 x 13 disposable aluminum pan.
Arrange disposable pan on one side of grill and grill onions on one side of grill until lightly charred, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer onions to pan and grill sausages until browned, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove cooked sausages from pan and grill until lightly charred, about 4 minutes. Transfer sausages to platter and tent with foil.
Continue to simmer beer mixture with grill covered, until onions are tender and sauce is lightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Place brats in rolls and spoon sauce on sauce and onions.

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